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Home Town: Western North Carolina, North Carolina, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
first-time working mom of a two-year old daughter. trying to walk the line between southern cooking traditions and low-fat recipes for father-in-law who has health problems.
My favorite things to cook
pie. pie. oh and more pie. chicken soup. chocolate anything. pie. chicken pot pie is a favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my mom used to call it "chicken scampi" although it has no shrimp. chicken, garlic, broccoli, mushrooms, pasta. add whatever's handy. my husband introduced me to sausage balls for the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
an absolutely perfect deep-dish pumpkin pie last christmas. home-made crust, had to watch the darn thing for what seemed like hours on christmas eve - but so worth it!
My cooking tragedies
it's a tragedy that i have avoided so many recipes out of the fear of failure. last christmas i made dinner for my small family and hey, it wasn't all perfect and it was still yummy. the only tragedy is not trying something new.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Banana Muffins II
Good solid recipe, but set your timer for 20 minutes - in my oven, 25 would have been disastrous. I baked it as written - a little sweet for my taste, but then that may have more to do with the bananas than the amount of sugar. Quick and simple, moist and muffin-y. Good base for additions, but again, I might use a tad less sugar next time.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2014
Classic Bran Muffins
Dates worked great. I was out of buttermilk so I soured the milk with apple cider vinegar. I also experimented with preserves inside the muffin - fill the muffin cups half-full, spoon in a teaspoon or so of your favorites preserves (I used Polaner's All Fruit Apricot Preserves this time), then fill the rest of the way with muffin mix. YUMMY.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2006
Blueberry Crumb Bars
Nice. Yummy - better the second day. Taking tips from the other reviewers, I used butter instead of shortening, substituted brown sugar for half the sugar. I also forgot the cornstarch but it didn't seem to matter. Seems like as long as you let them cool they don't fall apart too badly. I used a blueberry/cherry combination. Probably could have used a bit more fruit, but if I do (the next time) I'll add some corn starch just to be on the safe side. Will DEFINITELY make again. Have to give these away, though - having them in the house is plain ol' dangerous to what's left of my waist.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2006

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